Kyle Okposo, left, is not laughing now that he will miss 2-3 months following shoulder surgery. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Islanders Training Camp: Rob Schremp Injured 3-4 Weeks

The Islanders learned that Rob Schremp will be injured for 3-4 weeks today.

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Rob Schremp Injured 3-4 Weeks

Add yet another Islanders forward to the injury list. Rob Schremp is joining Mark Streit and Kyle Okposo on the Injury list.

From TSN:

Melville, NY (Sports Network) – New York Islanders forward Rob Schremp will be out 3-to-4 weeks with a lower back strain.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury during the Isles’ exhibition contest against the Devils on Friday when he was cross-checked by New Jersey forward Brian Rolston, according to Newsday.

This is bad news for the Islanders, who seem to be injuring themselves quite frequently in camp this season. Schremp—who is by no means a main force of offense, but was expected to take on a bigger role due to the other injuries—is yet another big loss for an Islanders team that really can’t afford it.

Schremp had 25 points (seven goals) in 44 games for the Islanders last season. Make sure to check out Lighthouse Hockey for more.

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Okposo's Shoulder Injury Another Blow For Islanders

NHL.com is reporting today that a second key New York Islander will miss a significant amount of time this season with a shoulder injury.

From the report:

The team announced Tuesday that forward Kyle Okposo’s ailing right shoulder will require surgery that will keep him out indefinitely. Newsday is reporting that Okposo suffered a torn labrum and will miss 2-3 months.

This news comes roughly 48 hours after the team announced that defenseman Mark Streit would miss the bulk of the season after undergoing surgery to repair damage to his left shoulder that is reported to be a torn rotator cuff and labrum.

The Islanders have now lost both of their alternate captains to extended shoulder injuries and the season hasn’t even started.

The team also announced it has signed former New Jersey defenseman Mike Mottau to a two-year contract. Mottau, 32, spent the last three seasons with the Devils and last season recorded a career-high 18 points in 79 games.

Okposo finished second on the team last season with 19 goals and 52 points in 80 games. He had 18 goals and 39 points as a rookie two seasons ago. It is unclear when he suffered his shoulder injury, though there is speculation that it happened during an intrasquad scrimmage last week.

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Report: Mark Streit To Miss Six Months

According to Katie Strang New York Islanders all-star defenseman Mark Streit will miss up to six months after injuring his shoulder in training camp practice. Striet—who was checked by teammate Matt Moulson into the boards—fell awkwardly and hurt his shoulder. 

From Strang’s full story:

According to multiple sources, Islanders defenseman Mark Streit is out six months with a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Streit, who suffered the injury during the third period of Saturday’s Orange vs. Blue scrimmage, will likely require surgery but will seek out a second opinion this week.

Streit is expected to visit shoulder specialist Anthony Miniaci at the Cleveland Clinic, the same doctor that repaired Doug Weight’s shoulder back in March.

Streit, who had 11 goals and 38 assists for 49 points last season, was clearly the best Islander on the ice night in and night out. He was great in his own zone, put up great numbers in the offensive zone and helped the Islanders transition game immensely. His absence will hurt the Islanders power play badly, and it will also put a ton of pressure on a very young defensive corps. 

If the reports of Streit missing six months are true -- Strang is also reporting that Streit will go for a second opinion -- then this is a devastating blow to the Islanders. Streit is not only a leader on this team but also one of their best players, and was leaned on heavily last year.

We’ll keep you updated on this situation as it progresses, but you can also get more analysis from Lighthouse Hockey.


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Prospect Figren Injures Foot

From The New York Post.

Islanders forward prospect, 22-year-old Robin Figren, was hit with a shot in the right foot during final rookie game Thursday in Boston. He was walking with crutches yesterday and an X-ray was planned for later in the day. He is still on the training camp roster, though isn’t expected to skate.

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